Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wow! Members at Zumbro Bottoms crushed it!

Congrats to Mike and Dave for successfully completing the Zumbro Bottoms 50 Mile Trail run!  They ran trough darkness with a midnight start, and encountered mud, rain and hail!

Dave with volunteers Elaine and Ann.  
Mike has this.. no worries! 

Also, congrats go to Rick, Ryan, Peter, Christina, Adam, Megan, Chris, Sarah, Tod, Steve, Dan, Lonna and Ann for fighting similar elements (less the darkness) in their 17 mile adventure on the trails! Very impressive!  **Please let me know if I missed any RED members on this list! - Also, Hurricane got in a 17 mile loop as well!

Super thanks go to all the volunteers in Elaine, Ann, Lorelei, Meg & Gwen!  That's awesome you could all be there in a support role!  ** again let me know if I missed any RED members on this list.

It wasn't a walk in the park for the volunteers... check out this pic of them getting where they need to go..


Another new event is May 3rd - Racin for Jason.. check it out as this gentleman is diagnosed with ALS, aka Lou Gehrig s Disease.


Here's a look at the week ahead... 

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are gathering at WildWood Bar and Grill near the TJ Maxx plaza.  Plan on a great run or walk, and come back for some cocktails!
Tuesday 5:30pm:  The Track crew is shifting to a hill workout!  Meet at the parking lot of the Soldiers Field Memorial (on 7th St SW).  From there you'll run a short warm up to the hill, for repeats.  It's a great way to work on form and strength, which in turn builds speed.
Tuesday 6pm:  TerraLoco 5K is supporting Bikers Against Child Abuse. You can participate for a donation as low as $5, of course, you can contribute as much as you feel as well.   Great series Brock has going on, great local impact.
Tuesday 6pm:   The Trail crew is heading to Carly State Park. You can join a caravan/carpool at RCTC parking lot (near the field house).. or join at the park itself about 6:30pm.
Wednesday 6pm:  Naked Wednesday from Beer Bellyz on Civic Center Drive.  We play frogger across civic center, then have the trails to run on from there. If Wednesdays fit, come out and run!  It was a very light turnout last week... love to see more of you!
Thursday 5:30am:  The Progressive run is on again. *New location * Meet at the front doors of the healthy living center, O'Leary's house, 805 1st Ave NW, Byron.  We'll head out on mostly flat streets to log this 7.5 mile workout.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. heads to the Eagles Club for a run or walk, and when we get back you'll have an opportunity to support a great cause Erin has been connected to for quite some time.  See the details below.. you get a $5 meal.. and help a veteran!
  • Please come join us for our Fund Raiser to raise money for our Soldier’s, home and abroad ~ A current part of our mission we’re working on is to raise funds to help a Veteran who has served abroad ~ She lives south of Albert Lea, has two boys & a baby due in April. Current bathroom is unusable, (mold, rotted wood, damage to the basement ceiling).
  • $5.00 DONATION - BBQ, Beans, Chips (beverage for purchase)
  • Please let us know if you're interested in helping out at the event or donating any baked good for the sale!
  • We hope to see you there!!
Saturday 7:15am:  The Marathon Training run is 20.5 miles this week!  woo hooo!  All with friends and volunteers!  Join us at the RAC to kick off the route talk.  You do not need to be a member of the RAC to attend, but please bring $1 to help cover the cost of the gatorade and bananas that are served along the run.
Sunday 8am: The Off Season Striders have an Easter morning run planned from Panera South. This group typically goes 5-8 miles at various paces, and loves their coffee post run! 
Sunday 9am:  Start your Easter Sunday with a trail run!  Join the crew at the first bridge at Oxbow Park.  Sunday's at Oxbow are becoming a regular thing!  
Monday is the Boston Marathon!   We have so many area runners going.. it's going to be fun to track them all! We'll post a list of Bib #'s and names of R.E.D. members and even some of the non-red who are close to us!  I know our Team is ready, as they've been following the training program below! 

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